Bye Felicia!

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Makeover show features racial stereotypes; strong language.

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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

It's a makeover show that uses racial stereotypes to make its point. 

Positive Role Models & Representations
Violence

Occasionally makeover candidates are on the defensive and argue.

Sex

Lots of sexual references to "booty," virginity, and sex. Clients often dress in tight-fitting cleavage- and butt-revealing clothing. 

Language

"Damn," "bitch," "piss," "ass," "t-ts"; stronger curses bleeped.  

Consumerism

Chevrolet and other car makes visible.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Beer and cocktail drinking occasionally visible. 

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Bye Felicia! is a makeover show that relies on lots of racial stereotypes to make it entertaining. There's lots of sexual references, strong vocabulary, occasional arguing, and some social drinking.

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What's the story?

BYE FELICIA! is series designed to transform the looks, minds, and hearts of the women of Los Angeles. Each episode features Atlanta-based life coaches Deborah Hawkes and Missy Young as they work with female clients who are hoping to work through issues that they're struggling with. From helping clients to be more classy to encouraging them to connect with people at an emotional level, the two do their best to help women empower themselves by working on things they believe will help them live better. 

Is it any good?

The makeover series, the title of which is a dismissive term originating from Ice Cube in the movie Friday, attempts to offer fashion advice and life lessons to fashion-challenged and socially awkward women. It also attempts to touch on some of the personal reasons that have kept them from realizing their full potential. 

The coaches are sassy and humorous, but much of what is discussed comes in the form of racially charged stereotypes that are more critical than supportive. Meanwhile, neither the clients' personal obstacles nor the coaches' styling decisions are discussed in any sort of depth. Some folks may find it funny, but overall the show offers little inspiration. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about stereotypes. Is it ever appropriate to use them, even if they seem entertaining? What are the consequences of featuring stereotypical language, characters, and so on in the media? 

  • Why do people agree to appear on makeover reality shows?

TV details

For kids who love reality TV

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